Ouch! Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston got a little too heated during a game on Dec. 19th against the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Dallas Texas. The QB used his helmet to take out his frustrations and head-butted Cowboys linebacker Justic Durant. Click here to see the outrageous moment!
Tampa Bay quarterback, Jameis Winston, 22, was already having a rough game, but how he handled his emotions certainly did not help matters. The Buccaneers QB was upset after a linebacker on the opposing Dallas Cowboys team took down his teammate in a late tackle so Jameis responded by head-butting him!
Here’s how it went down. On a first-and-goal, at the Cowboys’ 8 yard-line, Jameis handed the ball to running back Doug Martin, 27, who got taken down by Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant, 31. The sack cost the Bucs 5 yards and it looked like Jameis was not happy with Justin’s tackle. Jameis then walked up behind the Cowboy as he got up and banged his helmet into Justin’s!
Jameis Winston's headbutt game is weak pic.twitter.com/mtQAAvtyde
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) December 19, 2016
Granted, Jameis did not hit Justin that hard, it was still an extremely un-sportsman like gesture that took place right in front of a referee. C’mon man! What choice did the ref have, but to throw a flag? One unnecessary roughness penalty later and the Bucs were sent back an additional 15 yards. Tampa Bay managed to salvage the drive and score a 34-yard field goal thanks to kicker Roberto Aguayo. However, the Buccaneers went on to lose the game 26-20.
Jameis explained himself after the game and told Tampa Bay Times, “Doug, he runs hard for us all the time. The guy threw him to the ground late. I’m out there competing. Passion versus emotion. I can’t do that. It hurt us.” He said he was, “just fighting for my teammate, man.” It definitely was not Jameis’s day as he also threw three interceptions, had a fumble, and was sacked a total of four times. Still, it’s good of Jameis to recognize after that he definitely let his emotions get the best of him.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Jameis’ weak head-butt of the Cowboys player? Are you on Team Jameis or Team Justin on this one? Let us know what you think of this wild play!